British school children once learned penmanship by repeatedly writing snippets of age-old wisdom. Rudyard Kipling warned the old wisdom was being lost.
Some 500 families were relocated 80 years ago when the federal government used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create Shenandoah National Park. Today, a private company is seeking to use eminent domain (despite having an alternate route) to destroy farmland and displace or negatively impact about 2,700 families. There is a better way.
July 28th, 1914, Austria declared war on Serbia one month after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie. The great powers of Europe began to mobilize their armies. Two imperial cousins, Czar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany engaged in a fascinating exchange of telegrams (in English) as their nations teetered on the brink of war.
By Joseph Bast and Roy Spencer Secretary of State John Kerry, President Obama and others frequently claim that climate change will have “crippling consequences,” and that “Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree that climate change is real, man-made and dangerous.” In reality, the assertion is science fiction. The so-called consensus comes from a handful of surveys and exercises in counting abstracts from scientific papers – all of which have been contradicted by more reliable research. One frequently cited source is Naomi Oreskes (lead photo). She claimed to have examined abstracts of 928 articles and to have found that 75% supported the view that [...]
"Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement."
We could help the U.S. Treasury and take burdens off working Americans by removing the tax exemptions for advocacy groups like Greenpeace, the Ruckus Society, PETA, and even the Council on American Islamic Relations (recently renamed The Washington Trust Foundation). Greenpeace is no longer tax exempt in Canada and New Zealand - why should working people subsidize these powerful adversaries?
A small sample of the propaganda imagery of the Rio+20 summit
PAUL DRIESSEN & DUGGAN FLANAKIN Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised that his Administration would “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” One clue to what he meant was his comment to now-congressional candidate Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher: “When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” Not necessarily – especially when activists, regulators, politicians and ruling elites do all they can to ensure there is less and less wealth to spread around. Just this week, the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives released a new report to the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit on Sustainable Development. The executive [...]
Mission Rio - Day 5 As the first full day of the 2012 ICLEI “World Congress” kicked off, my goal was to listen and learn. In any war, intel on the enemy’s strategies is crucial to success. So with dozens of workshops filled with panels of the world’s foremost “sustainable living” experts there was no better way to truly get the inside scoop on the who, what, when, where, and why of this “crisis.” After all, ICLEI is the organization that literally started the sustainability movement and has implemented sustainability measures in over 1,200 cities in the world. I am here [...]
The mood at this year's UN climate conference is subdued. Perhaps fearful. In CFACT's talks with the representatives of government, business, even the more radical NGOs, we've yet to find anyone confident that a successor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol will emerge in Durban. The usual sideshow has been assembled. You can find rows of displays making their standard pleas for your tax dollars. Wind farms, solar, mass redistribution in the name of “climate justice,” and all the usual scare tactics have assembled. Oxfam actually sat at a conference table they had carried into the waves of the Indian Ocean. But [...]
By Lord Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Mainstream science, politics, bureaucracy, academe, banking, business, media – all were of one mind. The West, so the playbook ran, must be shut down at once to Save The Planet from “global warming”, er, “climate change”, um, “climate disruption”, no, “extreme-weather events”, ah, that is, “energy-security challenges”. Shale gas? That would solve everything. Hundreds of years’ global supply. No more peak oil. Low carbon footprint. Ban it quick. I find myself with CFACT in Durban among the creatures of “consensus” for the annual UN climate gabfest. Yet the party line was wrong. At a recent [...]
Prof. Fred Singer presents the Report "Nature, not Human Activity, Rules the Climate" by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change'(NIPCC) at CFACT's International Climate Eco-Summit (I.C.E.) at the Center for Political Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark. December 11, 2009. The whole talk lasts for 45 minutes
Save the Planet, Scrap Capitalism! -Reds Turn Green in Copenhagen CFACT exclusive, shocking video and interviews of prominent socialist and communist participation in "People's Rally" for climate action at Copenhagen Summit Exclusive video taken by CFACT shows masses of communists and socialists rallying in Copenhagen during the UN climate summit demanding that the world abandon capitalism and embrace socialism to stop global warming. “It was truly shocking to arrive at a climate action rally in Copenhagen and literally see a sea of red flags and banners with hammers and sickles,” says CFACT President David Rothbard. “I don’t believe most environmentalists are [...]
Manuel de Araujois a Mozambican politician for the constituency of central Zambezia. He was educated in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and in the UK at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He is currently studying for a PhD at the University of East Anglia. Manuel de Araujo worked for Amnesty International at its headquarters in London as Campaigner for the Portuguese and Spanish African Speaking countries and then as The Campaign Coordinator for the Southern African Development Community Human Rights and Policing Project. Manuel de Araujo is currently the Deputy Chair of the International Affairs Committee in the Mozambican Parliament and also [...]
Senator Fielding is a member of the Australian Senate, elected from the state of Victoria. He is the Federal Parliamentary Leader of the Family First Party in Australia. Senator Fielding knows a lot about families – he grew up in a family of 16 children and is a proud family man himself. He has been married to Susan for 24 years and they have three children: James, 20, Campbell, 18 and Gabrielle, 15. Steve and Sue live in Wantirna South, an outer suburb of Melbourne. Steve, who is 48, was born in Reservoir in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. As a [...]